End-of-Life (EOL) is rapidly approaching for Windows Server 2003

Microsoft has announced the official date for end-of-life support as July 14, 2015. While many administrators are well aware of this fact, there are still nearly a million servers across the globe currently running Windows Server 2003.

How this will affect you:

  • If you are still running Windows Server 2003 after the end-of-life support date, your server can be exposed to potential security risks. After July 14, 2015, your server will NO longer receive updates and patches.

What this doesn’t mean:

  • Your server running Windows Server 2003 will NOT stop working. It will continue to boot up and work, even without being supported by Microsoft. Keep in mind that even though Windows Server 2003 will boot and run, software vendors might stop supporting their software on your server.

What you should do:

  • Contact our office at 877-647-2622 and enter option 2 for assistance to determine the best alternatives for upgrading/migrating to a newer supported operating system.

What we are doing:

  • For our Clients on maintenance support plans, we have already begun the process of auditing and reporting which server(s) in your network environment are effected and need to be upgraded/replaced.

Why we are contacting you now:

  • Even though the EOL for Windows Server 2003 is not until July 14, 2015, we believe that being proactive and contacting you now is the best approach for a smooth and non-stressful upgrade transition.

We are here to answer your questions and make the transition smooth.

Eric Andron,
MCSE, MCSA, MCITP, MCTS, MCT, Security+

Keeping you and your team doing what YOU do best is exactly what WE do best! 

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